In a deeply personal message posted to his Facebook timeline last night, KiD CuDi announced that he has checked himself into rehab for “depresssion and suicidal urges”. As you probably know, CuDi’s new album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ was originally slated to drop this past Friday but was delayed at the 11th hour due to sample clearance issues.
As his message reminds us, some things are infinitely more important than music. He explains the dark thoughts that have haunted him for some time and says that it got so bad he felt he had to take this step or he feared he would hurt himself. The note comes off as very apologetic, but I don’t know that anybody needs to apologize for prioritizing their emotional well-being and seeking help.
CuDi promises fans that the album is still coming, although he doesn’t plan to be around to promote it much. He does hope to still perform at the upcoming ComplexCon which is about a month away, so that’s something to look forward to. Read CuDi’s full message below.